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Biometric systems are being increasingly deployed to ensure a fair and efficient election. These systems include identification solutions for voter registration, voting, tallying and identification. Common modalities include fingerprint recognition, palm vein recognition, iris recognition and facial recognition. Mobile voting systems are also included.

 

Zimbabwe EC urged to do more despite apparent biometric voter registration success

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has announced the enrollment of over 25,000 new registrants so far in the national biometric…

 

Nigerian EC criticized over failures of biometric kits intended for 2023 presidentials

Polls conducted last Saturday in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) to elect Local Government Area executives has come under sharp…

 

India allays privacy fears as bill to link Aadhaar with voter IDs passed by parliament

There will be no interference with or access to citizens’ data either by government authorities or any third parties when…

 

Linking biometric databases is good, say India officials. Skeptics abound

Trust in biometrics systems used by the government is in short supply in some parts of India. The Indian state…

 

Zimbabwe begins biometric voter drive to determine constituency sizes for 2023 polls

A biometric voter registration process to guide the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) on a planned delimitation exercise in September ahead…

 

Britain proposes path to free Voter Card, digital identity potential for polls

A paper published by the UK government outlines what will be accepted as photographic identity at future elections in Great Britain,…

 

Kenya sets date for last phase biometric voter registration ahead of August polls

In under a week, the second and final phase of the Enhanced Continuous Voter Registration (ECVR) in Kenya will kick…

 

Facial recognition thermometer procurement saga in Liberia continues

The Chairperson of Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) Davidetta Browne Lansanah is facing a writ of arrest after being indicted…

 

Nigeria may need 200K biometric voter verification devices

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) plans to use up to 200,000 Biometric Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) devices to run…

 

India’s cabinet okays proposal to have Aadhaar biometrics linked with voter IDs

A proposed bill seeking to reform certain provisions of India’s electoral law, dubbed the Representation of the People Act, is…

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